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Lizzie Bennington is on the brink of winning her first title in a mixed doubles match at the Boca Raton tournament when Jack Archer, Lizzie’s competitor across the net, stops play complaining of leg cramps. As she watches the trainer’s hands move up Jack’s muscular loin, Lizzie tries to keep her composure, but she cannot hide her admiration. When Jack catches an unwitting ...more
Paperback, 252 pages
Published October 2012 by iUniverse (first published August 15th 2012)
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Lana Bradstream
Oct 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Game on! Who knew tennis could be so full of broken hearts and sexual encounters? Okay. I think most everyone knew there was some of it going on, but there's a lot more in this fiction by A.G. Starling. IT'S A LOVE GAME pairs number one female tennis contender Lizzie with number one male player Jack. It all starts with a doubles game -- Jack and Christina, who are partners on and off the court, against Lizzie and Dave. Dave is anxious to start a romantic relationship with Lizzie, but she is resi ...more
Kim Hansen
Nov 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is certainly a love story – and I’m usually not a fan of them – but thankfully author A.G. Starling take a bit of a different route in this sultry, sexy, yet still romantic tale of tennis players.

When tennis partners Lizzie and Dave play against Jack and his partner Christina, Lizzie is playing the doubles game of her career and the chance at becoming a mixed-doubles champion. Jack begins complaining about leg cramps, so the game is called off – as well as Lizzies chance to finally become a
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Kathy
Dec 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Lizzie plays tennis and is very independent. She’s very good at tennis and wants to win big. Then you have Jack who is also very good at tennis, but he is more of a playboy. He has a girlfriend named Christina. They are not that serious as they think they are though.

Lizzie and Dave team up against Jack and Christina in a tennis match. Lizzie is trying to win the doubles champion. Jack ends up getting leg cramps so the game is called off. That means Lizzie’s chance at winning the champion is also
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Ali
Oct 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
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I won this book on Goodreads and boy it did not disappoint one bit. It's a Love Game is definitely a favorite. It's funny, romantic and doesn't hold out on the drama either. Before I go into my specifics here...favorite characters apart from Jackster and Liz of course, is STEPAN, Isabella and Rodolfo in all his cockiness, but hands down STEPAN was the man, he was unforgettable, give me more of my proper english man lol. I loved the bromance between Jack and Stepan. The author was really good at ...more
Flipoutmama
Oct 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
You guys know how I love a good love story, and this is a review for yet another one! I received this book to review three days ago, and I haven't put it down since. Seriously. It's that good!

The book focuses on Lizzie, an awesome tennis player, and her love issues and battles that she faces. It is kind of a book about a love triangle, or more than a triangle... A square? Pentagon? LOL I don't know how to describe it! It is a very interesting read and keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole
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Debi Gerhart
Jan 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Lizzie Brennington is a strong and independent woman, on the brink of winning her first title in a mixed doubles match at the Boca Raton tournament. This is where she meets Jack Archer, a playboy sort of guy. He is her competition for the match. While they are playing, he develops leg cramps and while watching the trainer and Jack, and the real game begins.

The problem is, like in all love stories, Lizzie is furious with Jack and when he makes advances towards her, she get angry. Besides the fric
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Dianna G.
Oct 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
You might think that It's A Love Game is your typical romance. In some ways, it is. There's the obvious chemistry between several of the players that just kept me guessing the whole time. Then you have the romance factor complete with "bronzed thighs" and all. Woven into the story, though, is this constant race to the top that is intriguing to witness. I love the game of tennis and was so interested in the mindset of the players both on and off their games. It was also eye-opening to realize tha ...more
Berniece
Oct 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
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I really enjoyed It's a Love Game by A.G. Starling. I don't really know a whole lot about tennis. I enjoyed learning different things about the game while watching Lizzie & Jack's story unfold. Lizzie is a very talented tennis player looking to win big. She is also very independent and not looking for love.

Jack is also a very talented player but is enjoying his life as the tennis playboy. He has a girlfriend that is also his doubles partner but they are not as serious as Christina thinks th
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rebecca bryant
Oct 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
It's a Love Game is a romance novel about to very different tennis players Lizzie is a self assured woman who knows want she wants. Jack is a fun loving player a ladies man. From the get go you feel the sexual tension between these two and it's a fun and entertaining ride to the end. I was very impressed with the fast pace of the story and how well it kept my interest. I also like watching the characters change as they had this relationship building.Even during the tennis games it kept my intere ...more
Sandrag Gallegos
Dec 26, 2012 rated it liked it
Typical romance fictional book that deals with two people who hate each other but deep down love each other. Personally, I love these types of books. The difference was the "tennis" twist this story took. I don't know much about tennis and don't really care to much for the sport but it is always nice to learn new things and the author did a great job at giving you just enough details to keep you up to speed on the lingo and to keep the story flowing. This story was an easy read and you really ge ...more
Kimberley
Oct 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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This is an incredible book. I love reading about Lizzie and Jack. They have amazing character personalities and the romantic part is a plus. I would say this book is for any female 16+. I would say that you my readers should buy this book for someone in your life for Christmas at http://www.amazon.com/Its-a-Love-Game...
Hanna
Oct 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book has a lot going on. Girl likes boy. Boy likes another girl. But then yet another boy likes first girl. When I first read the summary I thought this book was going to be a mess. But I was pleasantly surprised. The author, A.G. Starling, gives each character their own personality and provides details about them, but yet stays on the main story line of the novel. Its a book I couldn't put down until the end.
Florence
Sep 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book, because it is a romance that felt more unpredictable and surprising than most of the romances I have read. The romantic tension between Lizzie and Jack is tangible. There is a theme of tennis in the middle of all the romance, and that is interesting for tennis lovers! Lizzie and Jack have other players to face, and the ending in not predictable. The struggles that Lizzie and Jack deal with make them feel very human and real.
Emily
Sep 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I was a first-reads winner of this book and I must say it was fantastic! I could not put this book down because I always kept wanting to know what would happen next. Great story line, the characters were well developed and I loved the ending.

Please do not pass this book up. You do not have to be a fan of tennis to enjoy it as much as I did. Trust me you will not want to stop reading it.
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I live with my dog, Suttree, in Monterey, California, where I am a college professor. I am an ardent reader of the author who designed the flawless blueprint for the romance novel—Jane Austen, and an avid sports fan.

I think the competitive spirit between two athletes is a perfect frame for a contemporary romance. Think about the steamy tension that would arise if an athlete was hot for his or her
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“Well, with that filly in my line of vision blushing like a virgin, something in me was bound to stand at attention. And my walking legs were occupied.” 3 likes
“[Lizzie Bennington to a reporter who has asked for her opinion about Jack Archer's celebrated thighs.] “When you come back from a set down and bring the match to a final set tiebreak and are a point away from winning the match, only to have what looks like an extremely fit player call a time out because of a cramp and then watch that player sit back and casually converse and laugh while you do your best to keep your mental focus and your body moving so you don’t grow cold and cramp yourself, I hardly think you’d concern yourself with his burgeoning manhood, let alone his thighs!” 3 likes
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